Here at CTIA I've just seen a demo of the i-Mate Ultimate 9502, a forthcoming (think by end of this year) high-end Windows Mobile-powered device.
Looks like a PDA but that's like saying that the Rolex tells time.
Just a few specs:
- NTSC (analog tv specifications) video out direct to plasma TV or projector;
- 2.8 backlit, 65K color touchscreen;
- WiFI 802.11 g/b;
- Tri-band 3G WCDMA/HSDPA/USDPA;
- Class 2 stereo Bluetooth;
- Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint Mobile
- VGA camera with video calling;
- 3.0 MP camera (and by comparison, iPhone only has 2.0 MP)
- Fully integrated GPS for mapping and directions.
The Ultimate 9502 won't be cheap. Not even a little.
No formal pricing structure has been announced, but I heard the figure $1700 from one set of somewhat linked-in loose lips.